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Gusciora, Singleton & Lagana Bill to Toughen Penalty for Crimes of Strangulation in Domestic Violence Cases Advances

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer/Hunterdon), Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) and Joseph Lagana (D-Bergen/Passaic) to raise the penalty for the crime of strangulation in domestic violence cases was released Monday by an Assembly panel.

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Andrzejczak & Singleton Bill to Help Provide Financial Stability to School Districts on Military Bases Heads to Governor

Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen Bob Andrzejczak and Troy Singleton to help provide greater financial stability for school districts located on military bases or other operations controlled by the federal government was given final legislative approval on Monday.

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Singleton, Lampitt, Quijano & Pintor Marin Bill to Require State to Reveal Complete Property Tax Data Continues Advancing

 Legislation Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Pamela Lampitt, Annette Quijano and Elian Pintor Marin sponsored to require the state to annually post complete property tax data was approved 32-2 Monday by the Senate.
The bill comes after the Christie administration this year deleted property tax data traditionally found on the Department of Community Affairs web site. The information detailed Christie's cuts to property tax relief that have resulted in a net property tax increase of about 20 percent.

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Women’s History Month: It’s Everyone’s History

tt52.jpgI’ve been really looking forward to writing this week's blog post. It is women’s history month and a time that we set aside to celebrate the contribution women have made to our country. This special month is not a light-hearted tribute. No less than the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined in paying tribute to the generations of women committed to making this world a better place.

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Bill establishing EDA loans for small businesses passes assembly

A bill aimed at helping small businesses go green passed the Assembly in Trenton on Monday.

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NJBIZ: Bringing out-of-network costs into the light

So just how are those doctors able to charge so much? Stakeholders point to a 20-year-old state law that was meant as a consumer protection. The regulation says that, for someone in an emergency situation, patients who have no control over where they are treated and who treats them are protected from paying out-of-network costs.

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Singleton bill aims to lower college tuition

A bill encouraging New Jersey’s colleges and universities to offer baccalaureate degree programs that cost no more than $10,000 in tuition and fees was approved Monday by the Higher Education Committee.

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Why We Shouldn’t Consider a Bachelor’s Degree a Luxury

tt51.jpgIt’s becoming a luxury for many; yet failing to have a college degree can have significant financial repercussions.

I’m referring to the need for a college education and its first cousin, the ability to pay for that education. A few simple facts. Having a college education results in huge, lifetime dividends.  A person with a college degree, on average, will earn $1.4 million more than someone with only a high school diploma, according to a 2011 U.S. Census Report. That bears repeating:  $1.4 million more. To put it in even more unambiguous language, if you started working at 22 and retired at 62, that would mean $2,916.66 more each month during that 40-year career.  (Of course, this advantage is slight if at all at the beginning of a career and increases later as one advances professionally.) For anyone pondering why they should go to college, the numbers provide a stark reality.

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Route 130 tops 'most dangerous' list for fifth consecutive year

Despite an ongoing traffic enforcement blitz, Route 130 has not been able to shed its label as New Jersey's most dangerous road for pedestrians.

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Mazzeo, DeAngelo, Spencer, Singleton and McKeon Legislation Supporting Wind Energy Projects in NJ Clears Assembly Panel

An Assembly panel approved on Monday legislation sponsored by Assembly Dmeocrats Vincent Mazzeo, Wayne DeAngelo, L. Grace Spencer, Troy Singleton and John McKeon to encourage wind energy projects in New Jersey. 

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